XWA-TC 62: Outbreak

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 4
Release date: 2011-01-23
Last updated: 2011-01-23
Average rating 1.8
Reviews: 4
Bug reports: 3
Times completed: 35
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

A buggy mess that tries to do to many things but fails at all of them. Long waiting times, confusing objectives, lack of craft/loadout variety of any kind, and some bizarre orders given to craft drags this down. Mission one for example has many bonus point opportunities but because your forces are so outnumbered they die before doing any damage to any of the base, meaning it falls to your ISD to destroy the entire base, which means all the evacuation craft launch at the same time. However, since you are alone at this point it is impossible for you to track more than 25% of them down. Mission three doesn't even have a single inflight message.

The story really didn't grip me and the long wait in that one mission if you need to restart is not fun

The missions are well-designed with attention paid to where units are located and what their flight paths are. Mission 2 has several minutes where the player isn't really engaged in anything happening while the transports fly to the Hammer, missed opportunity there and throughout the battle to use in-mission messages to flesh out the story which didn't seem to be fleshed out as well as it could have been. No standout moments to make this one memorable.

This battle is by far one of the hardest I ever done. Mainly because of the overwhelming amount of fighters that I could not believe. In fact, it is so numerous that it has more than enough problems to make me do TWICE an invulnerability on Mission 2 and 4 with Unlimited Warheads included on 4. In addition, the second mission if you fail it, you have to wait ten minutes before you do it again. Worse, the first mission, even if you do your orders, the ISD will most likely explode with the gunboats being killed very early on. The difficulty for these missions are to high, the number of fighters is ridiculous which on Mission 2 is the worst on it. The only reason this gets one point is due to the story involved, I enjoyed it and that is why I powered through it. Overall, you play this battle, it will test every bit of strength you have and honestly, it is to hard for the average pilot.

Battle Bug Reports

CM Vanguard88


Mission 3: missing inflight messages. X-Wing group Madras and A-Wing group pugsday have attacking base as their CMD Display string but they do not have the base as a target, only enemy fighters.

Mission 4: Cruiser Fibulae and Cuboids have starfighter orders, even though it says that they patrol waypoints they will follow the player craft and attack as if they were starfighters. All medium transports (except the Tarsals), Freighter/C, Freighter/H and Modular Conveyors are missing Cargo. Tie Interceptor Theta has circle orders instead of patrol orders in region 1 and 3.

CM Vanguard88


Mission 1: All Yellow enemy capital ships/stations are flagged as trading post 0.00 for orders which does not make sense. The advanced wingman control panel does not work at all. When there are no enemy craft left Gamma group will attack the ISDII Hammer.

Mission 2: The enemy stations are missing orders and are all holding steady.

LT Crane Baxa


On Mission 2, parts of your flight group can be lost from moving to region 3 due to the hyper nav point despawning so quickly. Be aware and just go slow to avoid this. In this same mission, there is some wording issues as it will say to protect the freighter once hypered into region 4. No freighter exists at that point and most likely just oversight but be aware of that also.

High Scores

Battle Total: 79,206 CM Vanguard88 2024-01-09
Mission 1: 16,906 CM Vanguard88 2024-01-09
Mission 2: 22,843 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-04-08
Mission 3: 17,119 CM Vanguard88 2024-01-09
Mission 4: 22,744 CM Vanguard88 2024-01-09

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 79,206 CM Vanguard88 2024-01-09
2 73,818 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-04-08
3 56,130 HA Daniel Bonini 2011-09-11
4 48,321 GN Dunta Polo 2013-09-24
5 48,321 GN Dunta Polo 2013-10-01
6 39,212 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles 2011-09-14
7 29,154 HA Anahorn Dempsey 2013-12-10
8 27,939 MAJ Tuba 2011-01-29
9 23,311 GN Dax Corrin 2014-10-31
10 22,294 LCM Nylan 2014-07-08

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 25 pilots a total of 35 times.

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2015-12-05

LT Crane Baxa - 2019-05-02

HA Daniel Bonini - 2011-09-11

CM DarkSith_99 - 2018-09-13

GN Dax Corrin - 2014-10-31

GN Dunta Polo - 3 times, last on 2013-10-01

GN Elwood the Brave - 5 times, last on 2014-12-24

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2012-05-31

COL Gyssler - 2011-06-15

SA Havok - 2011-04-23

MAJ Hermann - 2020-09-03

CPT Jagged Fell III - 2023-11-21

GN Jarek La’an - 2012-05-12

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-02-10

GN Mark Schueler - 2011-09-17

LCM Meyan Ravenus - 2011-02-03

LCM Nylan - 2014-07-08

HA Pete Mitchell - 2017-04-08

FA Pickled Yoda - 2014-03-17

HA Plif - 2020-08-10

LC Scuslem - 2011-09-15

MAJ Tuba - 2011-01-29

CM Vanguard88 - 2024-01-09

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-01-09

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2011-09-14

Title               : Outbreak
Author              : TAC-PROF/HA Dempsey/CS-6/VSD Sinister (#12519)
Platform            : X-wing Alliance
Number of missions  : 4
Medal               : none

Required patches

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Use the EHBL to create a new XWA pilot, prepared for an EH battle
3] Press the X-wing Alliance button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Fly the missions

After an attack on a nearby outpost harboring enemies of the Emperor's Hammer, the
crew of the ISD-II Hammer falls victim to the outbreak of a deadly virus. As medical
officers race against the clock trying to come up with a cure, the ISD-II Challenge
is tasked containment of the virus...